2013–present: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. PhD candidate, Politics and International Studies. Dissertation research examines the role of multinational corporations as governing authorities in India, Kenya and South Africa, with a particular focus on corporate land acquisition, corporate provision of infrastructure and the power dynamics of corporate-community relations. Expected graduation June 2017.
2009: M.A, Business and Economics Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. Interdisciplinary program includes courses in journalistic methods, business writing, accounting, corporate finance, competitive strategy, regulatory law, economic policy and international affairs.
2008: B.A. (Hons.), History and Comparative Literature, Brown University, Providence, RI. Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society. Award-winning honors thesis, entitled, “Anglo-French Relations and Radical Politics: The Case of GWM Reynolds, 1835-1853,” was a biography of a Victorian journalist, politician and author; and was subsequently excerpted in Notes and Queries.
Executive Director, Public Business, October 2010–Present:
Lead a small, independent and collaborative nonprofit, investing in public interest reporting about the wider economic, environmental and social implications of business actions. Organization provides research grants to reporters, coordinates public events on topics in business accountability and advances dialogue between journalism, academia and nonprofit organizations. As Executive Director, responsible for fundraising, program planning, public outreach including social media, and maintaining website and blog.
Cambridge Review of International Affairs; Editor-in-Chief, February 2014–February 2015; Managing Editor, November 2013–January 2014:
CRIA is a student-run, peer-reviewed journal of international affairs at the University of Cambridge. As Editor-in-Chief, oversaw the peer review process, provided strategic direction on the planning of special themed issues, and managed copyediting and production of each issue. Solely responsible for editing online content and blog, producing speaker series, and handling fundraising, publicity and social media outreach.
Freelancer, October 2007–Present:
Cover international political economy including economic governance and international development; economic policy and regulation; and natural resources and commodity markets. Have also written extensively on technology and the media.
Published in The Guardian, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, the Christian Science Monitor, the New Statesman, Mint (Wall Street Journal Indian affiliate), and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. Co-wrote August 2009 cover story for the New Statesman on antitrust and privacy challenges to Google. Wrote September 2011 Forbes cover story on Christine Lagarde and the International Monetary Fund.
From 2010 to 2013 maintained a blog about foreign policy and political economy for Forbes.com. Topics covered include the economic components of the Arab Spring; the Osama bin Laden assassination and its impact on U.S.-Pakistan relations; development economics including the crisis in Indian microfinance and the global hunger crisis; austerity budgets in Europe; and international trade.
Research: wrote reports for Hills Program on Governance (at Center for Strategic and International Studies) on narcotics trafficking and organized crime in Mexico (2012) and financial regulatory and governance reform (2009).
Winner, 2012 South Asian Journalists Association Award for Best Commentary
Correspondent, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, November 2009–April 2010: On a reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center, traveled to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Oman and the U.A.E.. Produced stories for Newsweek, Forbes, Mint, as well as for the Pulitzer Center site, on economics and security in South Asia.
Reporter, Fortune Magazine, June 2009–August 2009: Contributing writer to Fortune and Fortune.com on technology, media and law.
Reporter Associate, Forbes Magazine, June 2008–May 2009: As general assignment reporter for Forbes, ForbesAsia, Forbes.com, covered economic policy, South Asia, energy, technology and marketing.
Editorial Intern, BusinessWeek, June–August 2005 and June–October 2007: Contributing writer, print and online, on social media, design, and corporate philanthropy. Managed special reports on Design and Innovation (2007) and Corporate Philanthropy (2005).
Intern/Freelancer, Farrar, Straus & Giroux Book Publishers, June–September 2006: Screened manuscript submissions; copy-edited books for publication; consulted on behalf of FSG with SONY regarding joint digitization venture.
SKILLS, INTERESTS AND ACTIVITES
Languages: English, French, Hindi, Urdu.
Multimedia: Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator.
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